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Personalized Travel Planning

 
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Your Personal Travel Concierge

"If you want to succeed at any job, make yourself invaluable."

My goal is for my clients to never want to plan a trip without me because of the value I offer:

  • Inspiration and Expertise - I travel extensively and usually have personal experience to help inspire your itinerary. If not, I have a team of travel experts who provide personally-vetted recommendations and local relationships. 

  • One Less Thing On Your Plate - So many options, so many decisions, so much time to weed through it all! Let me take this off your plate! I tap into my experts and experience to build a custom itinerary with curated experiences for a vacation that wows! I think of everything so you don't have to! 

  • Peace of Mind - Given the complexity and uncertainty of traveling today, personalized service is priceless. I will help you navigate the ever-changing COVID regulations and advise you on travel protection. And I will be your fixer if problems arise! Personal service vs. the robot at the other end of the search engine 800 number? No contest!

  • VIP Status - My partnership with Travel Planners International and Signature Travel Network allows me to design vacations that hit the sweet spot of luxury and value with exclusive perks, special discounts, and VIP hookups that can make your vacation spectacular!

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Custom Itineraries, Unforgettable Memories

I specialize in what I like to call "Active Family Vacations" - trips full of adventure that challenges, beauty that astounds, and memories that last a lifetime. While I love relaxing on a beach, it's the adventures that stay with us. I will customize your trip to meet your needs - be as active or as lazy as you'd like. My favorite specialties are the Islands of Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, and National Parks!

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The Islands of Hawaii

Hawaii is on everyone's vacation dream board for good reason - miles of white (and black!) sand beaches, perfect weather all year round, a welcoming and laid back culture that helps you unwind and feel right at home, and an exotic "foreign" vacation with the convenience of U.S. travel. As a Certified Hawaii Destination Specialist and a frequent visitor myself (trip #5 booked!), I can help you decide which islands to visit, offer fantastic deals on the best resorts, and curate top adventures as well as "off-the-beaten path" gems to help build your dream vacation!

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Alaska

My husband lived in Alaska when we met, and while he couldn't convince me to move there, I am on board for multiple visits! Which is a good thing given how vast Alaska is - you need time to see it all! My favorite option for families is an Inside Passage cruise with custom excursions for kayaking, glacier hikes and dogsledding, plus a Land add-on to experience Denali National Park - hiking, biking, flightseeing, rafting, ziplining and more! Whether by boat, air, train, or land, I can help you build the Alaskan adventure of your dreams!

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National Parks Itineraries

I can efficiently package your trip into a custom itinerary where you see the most parks and find the best adventures within each park - with minimal drive time. Some suggested "park bundles" include:

  • Yellowstone, Grand Teton + Jackson

  • Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon + San Francisco

  • Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Antelope, Sedona + Las Vegas

  • Banff, Jasper + Calgary

  • Olympic + Seattle + Vancouver

  • Acadia + Bar Harbor

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Girlfriend Getaways

Planning for a group can be difficult. Let me take the pressure off and provide you with options everyone will love - at a great price! All-inclusive resorts mean everything is taken care of and you girls can focus on fun! Ask me about my 50th birthday trip to Miraval Resort & Spa in Arizona!

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Family Reunions

Planning a trip with a large number of family members and a wide range of interests can be overwhelming. Let me take the burden off you! I can help your family find destinations that offer activities the whole family will love. Cruises can be affordable options that cater to all ages and interests. And I'll provide entertainment suggestions for those awkward extended family dinners, too!